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    July 20, 2011
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britain's prime minister faces tough questions this morning about what he knew and when he knew it, when it comes to the phone hacking scandal. this a day after a wild hearing that saw media mogul rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan,
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president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london. david come ron addressing the scandal as it appears to be getting closer and closer to his
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office. >> over the past two weeks a torrent of revelations and allegations has engulfed some of this country's most important institutions. it has shaken people's trust in the media and the legality of what they do, in the police and their ability to investigate media malpractice, and yes, in politics and in politicians' ability to get to grips with these issues. >> reporter: cameron up until january employed as his spokesman former editor of "news of the world" so he's in the middle of this. as for the drama that took place behind us with the murdoch family, the family seemed to say we're sorry but also very unaware. rupert murdoch's arrival mirrored many of his recent public appearances, mobbed by photographers. following two weeks of scandal centered around his british newspapers he took his seat, his son james by his side, wife wendy behind him. within seconds the veteran
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public performer grabbed the headlines with one of pre-prepared lines. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: over two hours british parliamentarians tried to establish precisely what and when the murdochs knew about allegations in "news of the world" of widespread phone hacking and police bribery, allegations that have already seen this british tabloid institution shuttered and claimed the job of murdoch's ceo rebeckah brooks and london's police chief. he did not give way to knowledge, both rupert and james saying they simply didn't know what was happening. then theater momentarily turned to farce. a protester from the public gallery tried to slam a foam pie into murdoch's face.
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he might have gotten closer had it not been the swift response and powerful right hook of murdoch's wife. a shirt sleeve murdoch seemed to gain the upper hand and the respect of his interrogators. >> i must say i think it shows immense guts mr. murdoch for you to continue answering questions now under the circumstances and i thank you for it. >> thank you. >> reporter: at times murdoch appeared bemused, a powerful titan not used to being questioned by anyone, in the end a glimpse of a decade who ruled the empire and now at least remains the boss. >> this terrible thing happened on your watch. mr. murdoch have you considered resigning. >> no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trust trusted, most i knew, at a level let me down and i think they
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betrayed dreadly, betrayed the company and me. >> reporter: the murdochs say they'll cooperate fully with the police investigation. cameron announced an inquiry into the relationship between politicians, the press, and police, whether that makes a difference, we'll see. chris? >> jeff glor in london this morning, thank you. also in london this morning is political journalist and radio host nick ferrari who used to work for "news of the world" good morning. >> good morning. >> how would you rate their performance, did they seem overly coached? >> that's true but the only person to get a blow on mr. murdoch and his son weas the protester. they failed to land a punch. a collection of mps who were allowed to take themselves down meanless avenues of how much money in petty cash or whether
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rupert murdoch went in the back door. the british media said first class job by rupert murdoch and onjames and questions being asked about the mps who did the questioning and the security that left an 80-year-old man open to an attack. >> it was the highlight or the lowlight or highlight of yesterday's hearings. a, how does someone like that get that close to this 80-year-old man testifying in front of everyone and entered the room as a villain but after that left as a sympathetic figure. >> i think those two streams of thought here, how he got in is a subject of parliamentary inquiry. it's worth telling he was a member of the labor party, the opposition party to the british coalition government and subsequently suspended and also been dropped via tweet by his girlfriend not that impressed. others are saying it's the only way that rupert murdoch could have gained any sympathy and in a way he quite derailed the hearing because however you present it, whatever this man may or may not be guilty of,
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hitting an 80-year-old with a foam pie like that simply isn't done. briefly, this isn't the first time british parliament has had the problem. this is the latest in a long string of security breaches and a major inquiry is going on behind me now. >> rupert murdoch was humbled and ashamed but also did not take responsibility. he said i did not know what was going on in this minute part of my massive conglomerate. can he dodge that charge he had no idea what was going on? >> i worked with rupert murdoch for 12 1/2 years, seen him in good times and bad times, believe me he meant everything he said. he has a staff of 52,000, twice the size of the british royal navy. if you honestly expect the admiral of the fleet would know, he would not. the justification worked. >> the whole navy analogy, the stuff on the front pages of a worldwide newspaper so i think it was a little bit more in the forefront. let me ask you about prime minister david cameron, is he
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maybe going to be under i guess some real scrutiny here of maybe not giving up as much information as he has? >> the key for david cameron is the friends he keeps. he appointed andy coulson, former editor of "news of the world" when the hacking went on. he has another friend, ed lewellen, chief of staff or key aide, he didn't pass on information that involves another "news of the world" executive. questions are asked about the sort of friends the prime minister keeps but we're a long way away from a watergate scandal. >> nick ferrari in london, thank you. here's rebecca. >> chris, thanks. now to the latest on the debt limit debate in washington. this morning after weeks of virtually no movement, there appears to be some progress on a compromise plan to raise the debt limit and hopefully prevent a government default. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has
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more. good morning, bill. >> reporter: it was the best news heard around here in weeks. a group of bipartisan legislators, the so-called gang of six has proposed something which would cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. it's the first time that opposition and current standing, that is lawmakers of both parties have come together in a plan for presenting something like this to the president. last night the republican-led house passed its preferred solution for solving the crieses known as the cut, cap and balance act the legislation cuts federal spending by $6 trillion and requires a constitutional balanced budget amendment in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, but the bill is expected to die in the senate. the president's focus was on the plan forged by the so-called gang of six. >> i think it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem, and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan
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consensus around what that would take. >> reporter: the plan calls for an immediate deficit cut of $500 billion and mandates spending caps through 2015. it would require congress to find specific cuts in medicare, defense spending, agriculture and energy. it would phase in the lower inflation measure for social security and scale back but not eliminate deductions for mortgage interest, charity and retirement accounts. and it would rewrite the tax code, dropping the number of tax rates to three, closing corporate loopholes and eliminating the alternative minimum tax. the proposal would also give congressional committees six additional months to find more cuts in domestic and defense spending. it brought a positive response from some senate republicans. >> there's just so many things about this plan that are going to make sense to fiscal talks and i'm one of them. >> reporter: work continues on the last ditch fallback bill that would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling on his own. >> our attitude is that
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continues to be a necessary approach to put forward in the event that we don't get an agreement, at minimum, we've got to raise the debt ceiling. >> reporter: on the hill, senators are saying they may be back here at the white house to resume budget talks today, and this is the first time that the president will be able to sit down with them and say that legislators from both parties have endorsed something that maybe could pass. rebecca? >> cbs's bill plante at the white house, thank you. the latest cbs news poll shows more americans are getting fed up with the stalemate in washington. cbs news national correspondent dean reynolds is in chicago with the national frustration. dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. it may be that the talk of progress on the debt ceiling issue has to do with politicians in washington feeling the heat out here in the country. >> personally i think we need some politicians with some guts. >> reporter: nobody is getting high marks from the public for the debt ceiling efforts, not the president, and certainly not
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the congress. in san francisco, we found those who think the no tax republicans are the culprits. >> the idea that you will say no, my constituency doesn't want me to approve raising taxes, therefore i'll let the country go into default, that's irresponsible. >> reporter: in new jersey, people were blaming the tax hike democrats. >> it's a deadly game they're playing, they're cutting their own throat when they claim this and try to blame it on the republicans, well, that's not going to happen. blame is on them. >> reporter: while in atlanta, it's mr. obama who is in the wrong. >> the president is not focusing on the right issue. he's creating fear and divisiveness as opposed to focusing on what we need to do as a country. >> reporter: indeed our latest cbs news poll found 28% of the country calling themselves angry about the way things are going in washington, the highest percentage of angry americans since we started asking that question in february of last
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year. >> i feel it's a game of politics that the politicians are playing in washington, waiting to see which party will blink first and give in. >> reporter: still, others believe the blame lies closer to home as one person we interviewed said, point the finger at us. it's how we behave as a nation. rebecca? >> cbs's dean reynolds in chicago, thank you. let's get over to betty nguyen who is filling in for jeff glor who like you've seen a few moments ago is over in london. betty good morning to you. >> good morning to you. the last serb yab war crimes fugitive goran hadzic was captured. the former leader of the rebel serbs is wanted for alleged crimes against humanity. his arrest along with ratko
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mladic launches the arrest for the region. a famine in east africa killed tens of thousands of people. thousands more are starving due to one of the worst droughts in 50 years. the u.n. warns the crisis may spread and some 10 million people need aid. 75 former nfl players are suing the nfl over brain injuries claiming that the league intentionally concealed the harmful effects of concussions for 90 years, according to the website tmz. the lawsuit alleges the nfl knew as early as the 1920s about the trauma of concussions but hid the information until last year. the league admits concussions can lead to dementia, memory loss. search and rescue efforts to find one or more hikers in yosemite national park resumes at light this morning. witnesses say they saw at least one or more hikers go over a popular 300-foot waterfall
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yesterday. park rangers are trying to clear up conflicting reporters over what happened. four family members were swept away yesterday. a mother and her three daughters died and the father survived. a van carrying 13 amish farmers was side swept yesterday by a driver who passed a slow moving vehicle. the van collided with a tractor trailer, killing five farmers. in california a water geyser soared 100 feet into the air and residents many can't return to two los angeles homes. a car crashed into a fire hydrant yesterday and took two hours to turn that water off. montreal, canada, another geyser of water lifted up a parked car. it came from a sewer manhole
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during flash flooding monday. the force of the water obviously damaged part of the back of that vehicle. after weeks of rumors, it is finally official, basketball giant yao ming announced this morning that he is retiring. he told reporters in china today the 7'6" center was drafted by the houston rockets in 2002 but injuries sidelined his career. now here's marysol with the latest on the weather outside. we need a break from that heat. >> we need some of that geyser. good morning, betty. thanks for joining us this morning. the heat wave continues and what's unusual with this heat wave is that it is focused around the rockies and points east. we expect 108 in phoenix and 95 in albuquerque. 101 in kansas city, 96 in chicago, that's oppressive for this time of year and it's really centered around the central plains and upper midwest so the temperatures for example are in the 90s, minneapolis, des moines but you factor in the humidity and heat indices it feels more like 112, 114, even
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chicago will feel like 110 by later on this afternoon. so far we have 22 heat advisories and warnings, that number is expected to expand, go up to at least 30, 31 over the next couple of days and it really stretches into the southeast and the northeast in the afternoon and overnight hours. >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris and rebecca. good morning. >> nair some, good morning. >> thank you, we appreciate it. still ahead, we will ask
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still ahead, how important is it that presidential candidate michele bachmann has migraines? this morning she denies a report that has her case so bad it could be impossible for her to act as president? on tuesday, wendi deng, rupert murdoch's wife, stepped in. she came out swinging, not the first time. her big role in his empire. this is "the early show" on cbs. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by mercedes-benz, experience truly great engineering today at your
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that is a live look at east baltimore. that tells you how humid it is outside. there it's also warm. definitely a summertime morning out there. here are the temperatures around the region. we're in the 70s once again. 72 in cumberland and 75 at the ocean. it's muggy. tomorrow, the temperatures only go up. because of that, we'll have a heat watch into effect. otherwise, we have code orange air quality alerts in effect for the day today. today, going to 94 for the high. tonight, down to 74 degrees and tomorrow, 98 degrees.
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we'll send it to sharon now. hi, bernadette. for you're about to head out, not many delays. we have a few other problems. this is an accident in west friendship. you can take pinnocks as the alternate. watch for the water main break at u.s. 40. that's blocking lanes and all lanes blocked on halvety grace and revolution street. minor delays on the beltway. there's a live look at the beltway at frederick road. come in and try the pulled pork sub. subway, eat fresh. don, back to you. >> this officer is in stable condition in shock trauma. he could be released later on
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today. just after 11:30, a 24-year-old police officer working the night shift received a call to the 1100 block of cooks lane. the officer was interviewing people involved when he heard a series of gunshots. it turned out to be a graze wound. meanwhile, the officer is a five year veteran of the force. a teen faces attempted murder charges from last week. the 16-year-old is charged as an adult. the two were shot while patrolling in the wetter waverly neighborhood. detectives are looking for a second person in the case. will >> >> the fire marshall is investigating how a class of emt's got their hands on training materials as a training facility last month.
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they're looking at documents and trying to find out who to interview first. stay with us, up next, suffering from migraines, tips and tr,,,,,,,,,,
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ahh, that's the haze of a 95-degree day on the horizon there. welcome back to "the early show," i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. good to have you with us. >> good to be here. republican presidential hopeful michele bachmann trying to clear up concerns over her health, she suffers from migraines. backman says it will not interfere with her ability to lead the white house. some democrats are defending her this morning. >> we'll ask dr. jennifer ashton what triggers migraines and what some of the best treatment options are. first american airlines is announcing what insiders are
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calling the largest aircraft order in aviation history. it could have a major impact on other airlines, the companies that build those planes and jobs on the economy in general. peter greenberg is in chicago with the latest. >> american airlines may be the only airline to report a quarterly loss. earlier this morning it did just that, $286 million but the airline isn't acting like it's in trouble. it also made another announcement this morning to overhaul massively its airline fleet with an aircraft order valued at an estimated $85 billion. it's an announcement that could shake up the nation's beleaguered airline industry, american airlines announced an ambitious plan to replace its aging fleet with new narrow bodied plane more fuel efficient and stream lined a move that could spur oother airlines to do the same. >> the newer you are, the less you have to pay for maintenance
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and the older your fleet gets in addition to everything else it's less fuel efficient. >> reporter: the unprecedented deal is reportedly worth an estimated $85 billion, includes plans for up to 925 airplanes. the order dwarfs the previous record deal made by air asia in june for $18.2 billion. financing details have yet to be released but american the only legacy carrier never to have declared bankruptcy released a statement saying it will benefit from a major commitment of financing from the manufacturers. in another surprise move, the new orders are reportedly being split between chicago based boeing and its european competitor airbus, a move industry analysts speculate might have been motivated by ongoing labor disputes at boeing's assembly plants. >> boeing has been having some challenges in washington, they've had challenges with labor issues and people have been wondering if they were going to get their production lines in order in time to really sort of get some of these newer
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aircraft types out. >> reporter: if successful, the dallas based carrier's long standing exclusivity with boeing will end, gafg airbus a firm stronghold in the lucrative u.s. market. the current american airlines fleet consists of about 600 planes with an average age of 15 years. if american's current plan goes into effect the airline hopes to have the youngest fleet in america in about five years. >> peter greenberg in chicago, thanks, peter, we appreciate it. american airlines president tom horton joins us from ft. worth, texas. great to have you with us. good morning. >> good morning, rebecca. >> you're buying 460 airplanes as of now, that's the guarantee and then you have the right to buy 465 of them through 2025. what's going to make the decision to buy those additional planes and also what are the chances you'll buy all of them? >> well, this is a transformational deal for american airlines, repositioning
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our company for success in the future, the largest aircraft order in history but really about making our company more profitable and competitive and as our company becomes more profitable and competitive, we'll be able to determine whether growth is the right path for the company, so it's initially about replacing our fleet and making the company more efficient but down the road we have a great deal of flexibility for growth as conditions suggest. >> you commit the order between boeing and airbus. what drove the decision? >> each of the companies have been longstanding partners of american airlines and we concluded that our needs were just so great and we wanted to do this in such a big way that one company, one manufacturer couldn't fulfill all of our needs in our time frame so we
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decided to take both offers, and i think it's going to be a great deal for american airlines. it's also a great deal for boeing and airbus. >> it was a matter of speed and not a matter of for example some of the union issues boeing is facing right now? >> no, it wasn't that at all. it was really a matter of scale. we wanted to do this big. we wanted to do it quickly. the economics were so powerful, and quite frankly, both manufacturers brought us such extraordinary deals that we decided taking both was the way to go. >> tom horton, thank you. we appreciate you joining us. >> thank you. now we turn back to betty nguyen for another look at our headlines. betty, good morning. >> good morning to you. british prime minister david cameron faced a special session of parliament this morning about the hacking scandal and came out firing. he says the scandal raises questions about the ethics and the police force but says he and his staff acted properly including former aide andy
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coulson who has been arrested. the opposition leader strongly disappeared. >> this catastrophic era of judgment, hiring andy coulson handing on so him too strong -- >> and a british court today says actor hugh grant has the right to see police evidence that could reveal whether he was a hacking victim. grant says he was told his phone was hacked by private detectives working for the "news of the world." the heat wave in the midwest could set some record highs today. 22 states are facing excessive heat warnings, watches or advisories. the hottest places will be indiana, kentucky and illinois. chicago could have its hottest day in more than five years. the worst of the heat and humidity will move toward the east coast. more than 1,000 heat records have been broken this month alone. time for a check of the
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up next we're looking at the political headache for presidential candidate michele bachmann. >> hear what she said about an online claim that chronic migraines could make her unfit to do the job. this is "the early show" here on cbs. we'll be right back. ♪ have a better day [ male announcer ] only subway has a deal
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continuously releases calcium plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. citracal. this week, migraine headaches became an unlikely issue in the republican presidential race after a political website revealed candidate michele bachmann suffers from. the minnesota congresswoman insists not a big deal. jan crawford is in washington with more. >> good morning, chris. michele bachmann is continuing to rise in the polls, gaining real ground as a front-runner amongst some of the republican presidential kaentsz but she is finding herself under increasing
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scrutiny, too. it's been revealed, she like 30 million other americans suffers from migraines and on occasions had to seek medical treatment. on the campaign trail in south carolina, michele bachmann wanted to talk about the economy and spending, with you she instead has forced to address her health. >> but i'd like to be abundantly clear, my ability to function effectively will not affect -- will not affect my ability to serve as commander in chief. >> reporter: the controversy started when the conservative website "daily caller" posted a story monday night that bachmann suffered chronic migraines suggesting she should be disqualified from the presidency, alleged heavy pill use, one unnamed former aide even questioned, "is she going to have the physical ability to withstand the most difficult challenges facing america?" obviously the health of a presidential candidate is a legitimate issue for voters but
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medical experts consulted by cbs news say migraines generally should not disqualify someone from the presidency. they said they can now be controlled by medication which bachmann takes, unlike in the old days when president thomas jefferson and ulysses s. grant suffered from them. conservatives said this favorite of the tea party was being targeted by establishment republicans trying to torpedo her campaign, as polls show bachman is emerging as a front-runner. and some liberals said the entire report was sexist, because it's tone implied it's a woman that bachmann was weak and unfit for the job. as the only woman in the race bachmann has already gotten questions some say wouldn't be asked of a man. >> are you a flake? >> i say it would be insulting to say something like that.
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>> chris what's interesting some liberal blogs don't agree with a word of what michele bachmann says but they are defending her on principal. hillary clinton was described in pretty sexist terms, too so the radar on this is really high. >> jan, any indication these headaches have done anything to impact her while she's been serving in the house? >> a great question. she says it has not affected her ability to function. i've checked some of her voting records on the hill. she's missed 5% of her votes but that's a better voting record than 107 other members of congress, even better than one of those other presidential candidates, ron paul who missed 9% of his. >> cbs's jan crawford in washington action i'm sure we'll continue to hear more about the story. >> thanks. coming up next, migraines, what they are, what triggers them and how you can prevent them. coming up this is "the early show" on cbs. 's helping people rethink how they live.
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in this morning's "healthwatch," anatomy of a migraine. about 36 million americans suffer in this intense headache including congresswoman and presidential candidate michele bachmann. joining us now more on my glans and what triggers them is medical correspondent jennifer ashton. >> migraine sufferer myself. >> let's talk about symptoms. >> the key difference is when you talk about the difference between a migraine headache and run of the mill headache, really two-fold, based upon the location of the pain and associated symptoms. when you're talking about the location, people who suffer from migraines can really see pain anywhere from the temple to the forehead, it can affect one eye, behind the eye, behind the back pace of the head. the severity is much worse and then you go into the associated symptoms and really the difference here is that
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migraines tend to be associated with a variety of symptoms, some of which can be neurologic and you can see anything from slurred speech, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting and some cases debilitating. >> what triggers a migraine? >> it differs for everyone. what you hear commonly, they'll say for me, this is my trigger. the list includes things like stress or anxiety, you can see changes in your sleep patterns, people deprived from sleep in an acute fashion it trigger a migraine, hormonal changes, caffeine or alcohol, which obviously are lifestyle issues, we can try to control that, even certain types of foods with nitra nitrates, aged cheeses or certain types of meats, all of those things can trigger migraines for people. >> michele bachmann talked about prescription medications curb some migraines. is that common? do you have to go that route every time? >> absolutely you need to sometimes turn to prescription
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medications. there are things like over-the-counter medications which a lot of people use as a first line but when you talk about migraine treatment it's really broken up into preventing that migraine episode and then treating it. when you talk about prevention obviously controlling the lifestyle factors that you know might trigger it for you is key. there are certain types of medications which can be preventative. botox is being used as an off label way to prevent migraines and to treat the episode yes, prescription medications things like tryptan classic medication is important and you need to see a doctor and find out the best treatment and best prevention. >> can you found them debilit e debilitating over the years? >> not to interfere with my work but it's not fun. >> dr. jen ashton thanks so much. stay with us. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> "healthwatch" sponsored by pfizer. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying...
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this is a dramatic look at the sun burning through the low ceiling. sharon has the traffic after the first warning weather. the temperatures are going on also. let's look at the temperatures around the region. 77 in d.c.. 75 in baltimore. as we head into the day, they're going up into the 90s. tomorrow, an accessive heat watch for most of the region. today's high of 94 is going to be low compared to the next few cays. we have a chance for a late day shower or thunderstorm. by tomorrow, up to 98 degrees.
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now, over to sharon gibala grandchild two new accidents to tell you about. one in dundalk. that's on berkshire at hillton avenue. another one in the city at east saratoga. fire activity at honey go boulevard. we have a minor delay from whitemarsh to 695. that will take you about three minutes. 49 and 42 miles per hour are the averages on the west and the topsides of the beltway. there's the topside and the westside. this is brought to you by subway. try the new unforgettable barbecue pulled pork sub. a police officer was shot and wound last night after responding to a call. >> reporter: the officer is in stable condition here at shock trauma. he could be released later on today.
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just after 11:30 last night, a 24-year-old police officer working the midnight shift received a call to the 1100 block of cook's lane for a reported domestic dispute. the officer was interviewing people involved when he heard a series of gunshots. the officer noticed he suffered a gunshot wound to his hip, it was a graze wound. i'm gigi barnett, now, back to you. thank you, maryland's perfect bond rating is in jeopardy. maryland has five states up for review because of the state's reliance on government workers. the downgrade could happen if a deal isn't reached in d.c., soon. stay with us, up next, the star of "harry potter" on the final instal,,
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hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark. then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter.
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welcome back to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, top of the hour, i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. good to have you with us. >> good morning. >> good to have you with us this morning as well. if you're getting ready for breakfast, we're hearing about a few things you probably shouldn't have in your diet. >> later this hour we'll look at some extreme high calorie dishes on the menus of some very big restaurant chains and a milkshake with three and a half days, three and a half days' worth of saturated fat. >> those are not breakfast foods. french fries for breakfast, you got a problem. people are talking about tuesday's hearings on the
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british tabloid scandal, not just what rupert murdoch said but what his wife did. jeff glor in london. this is something else, right? >> reporter: really it was. a wild scene, happened about two hours into this hearing, right near the end of it and left everyone wondering what happened and who is rupert murdoch's wife. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: if the old saying is true, behind every successful man there is a woman probably also helps if she has a good right hook. 42-year-old wendi deng murdoch wasted no time when a protester tried to slam a foam pie into her husband's face. a protester >> her stock rose tremendously. everyone is wondering who is wendi murdoch. >> reporter: raised by working class parents. >> native of china, grew up playing volleyball which might explain the great swing. >> reporter: she came to the u.s. in 1988 on a student visa.
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>> she moved here, ended up actually marrying her host father after having an affair with him. >> reporter: in 1996, deng single again with a green card graduated from yale with a business degree. >> did very well and became an intern at "star" which is one of murdoch's companies in asia, and she turned out to have met him when he needed a translator on one of his trips there, and so that was the beginning of their meeting and their romance. >> reporter: in 1999 she married murdoch, 38 years his junior. >> during the long hearing couldn't help notice the woman sitting behind murdoch was half his age. when she jumped up to defend him it was the love and compassion you see any husband or wife wants to see. >> reporter: she's not just the wife turned body guard, she's also raising their two children and helps to shape his media empire's operations in asia, and more recently in hollywood.
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>> fox sprents presents. >> reporter: she helped produce "the snow flower and secret fan." >> i grew up in china in a small town very poor so i can relate to that character. >> reporter: she stands by her husband's side during the scandalous times, fiercely defending him in more ways than one. >> the speculation about whether rupert murdoch will step down or step up from the ceo job will continue in the days and weeks to come. he's lucky he has someone like wendi clearly a defender of him to help him through it. >> reporter: now the comedian actually who did this with the foam pie goes lie the name johnny marbles, he was arrested and charged by police. not a smart guy. chris? >> thanks so much. earlier from mr. ferrari he lost his girlfriend via tweet. >> johnny marbles, bad day for him. wendi deng, murdoch's wife has
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her first movie coming out, producing this movie and some people are saying this may benefit her because her name's out there now and has to go head-to-head with the harry potter movie, might give it a boost. we turn to betty nguyen at the news desk with another check of the headlines. >> good morning, everybody. the budget battle in washington turned its focus to a bipartisan senate plan. the proposal from the so-called gang of six would cut the budget by $5 billion, mandate spending caps and budget cuts including medicare. the deal would raise taxes. the house passed a budget bill last night calling for a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. the measure is sure to be defeated by the senate. women could soon get free contraceptive coverage. a medical advisory group recommended yesterday as part of the nation's health care overhaul insurance companies pay for birth control including the controversial morning after pill. a final decision could be made by august 1st.
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the senate holds its first hearing on overturning the 1996 defensive marriage law. president obama defined marriage between a man and a woman said the law is unconstitutional. 75 former pro football players are said to be suing the nfl in a brain injury lawsuit. according to the website tmz the law said the nfl knew about trauma from concussions as early as the 1920s. it says the league intentionally hid the information. bob schieffer has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> in this tough economy, millions of people may lose their homes because they can't make their mortgage payments. now there is a lifeline, a government program that could help americans avoid foreclosure. so why doesn't anyone know about it? that story tonight on the "cbs evening news."
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let's get a check of the weather outside. marysol castro is here with a look at that and the heat wave. >> that's right p betty, good morning to you and everyone. along with the heat comes the risk of severe weather. ask folks in the upper midwest because they're going to see it today. not a whole lot of rain but minuneapolis and duluth, hail ad gusty winds that could top 70 miles an hour. whenever there's severe weather we keep a look out for tornadoes. west of there, the cool air comes in making it feel a little less oppressive p bismarck 80, billings 80 and the rain if you want to look for it anywhere today, southeast from houston through new orleans, jacksonville and raleigh you'll see a quarter inch to about an inch of rain and also going to see gusty winds associated with
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>> this weather report sponsored by hershey's kisses, delightly delicious, one of a kind kisses. >> that's your latest weather. in the wake of the fukushima disaster in japan the nuclear regulatory commission here held a public meeting tuesday to discuss a task force report that recommends sweeping changes in america's 104 nuclear reactors. this morning chief investigative correspondent armand keteyian is here with part two of his investigation. >> good morning, rebecca. yesterday we brought you the story of whistle-blower anne
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harris who made it her life's calling to hold one tennessee nuclear power plant accountable when it comes to safety. today more on the culture war of that facility known as watts bar. >> i reported safety and security problems. >> reporter: linda worked for more than 20 years patrolling the most security areas of the nuclear power areas. what do you want people to know? >> i want people to know how we were treated. i'm not the only one. there was other people. >> reporter: over the years, hundreds of such people have found their way to anne harris' home, long a safe haven for insiders seeking council from a 71-year-old former watts bar employee who has won a record six whistle-blower lawsuits against the tba. >> not would i let anyone know. >> reporter: she's not alone, this 1986 report documents what investigators called widespread intimidation, harassment and
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discrimination by tba management along with widespread mistrust. >> he paid the ultimate price. >> reporter: in the comfort of anne harris' kitchen, janice overall spoke of husband curtis, an award winning employee who helped run the unique ice containment system designed to prevent a nuclear meltdown. in 1995 after he discovered what he believed were problems with the system on the eve of watts bar's startup he got harassed with threatening notes. >> this i believe was the first one. >> reporter: a fake bomb discovered in the back of his pickup. battling a bad heart, deep depression overall died in 007 watt the age of 56, without proof of who had harassed hill. bill mccollum is the current chief operating officer of the pba. do you feel you have now a culture where people feel comfortable coming forward, because that hasn't been the case in the past. >> our culture is safety is our highest value and our surveys
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and assessments of the culture here at watts bar support that over 95% of the people do feel comfortable in raising any of those sorts of issues today. >> reporter: that's news to attorney lynn bernabei who specializes in whistle-blower lawsuits. >> i've had more whistle-blowers. >> reporter: bernabei told cbs news more than 60 people like the 19 0s, at least eight since the tba beefed up its employee feedback program a decade ago. >> people are terrified to come forward in tba just like back in 1985, nothing has changed. >> reporter: nadeau informed other were sleeping on the job. 2008 she was fired for what was termed inappropriate abusive communication behavior. she thinks it was retaliation. >> i was told by one of the supervisors i am above average
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claim, i'm too moral, and i'm paranoid and eccentric. >> the whole regulatory system is based on a self-reporting by utility employees. if the employees are scared of coming forward you're going to get the safety problems reported and going to have a plant that is not safe. >> we spoke with another whistle-blower, gale richards and she was too afraid to appear on camera for "fear of further risk of retaliationor me and my family by the tba and the nrc." >> serious allegations and serious stuff there, armand. what's the head of the meeting? >> the chairman spoke publicly about it and wants the changes, the sweeping changes which affect the plants in a basic way much like in fukushima, they would strengthen the basic core of the plants. he wants these changes done within 90 days, not surprisingly the industry is pushing back and saying that the changes are
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premature, and they're lacking in analysis and when i say changes done in 90 days, he wants a vote on the changes in 90 days. >> armand keteyian we appreciate it. >> you bet. coming up next, daniel radcliffe as harry potter flies off in movie history. this is "the early show" on cbs. ♪ have a better day [ male announcer ] only subway has a deal this flat-out delicious -- the new $3 flatbread breakfast combo. a toasty 6-inch flatbread breakfast sandwich and a 16-ounce cup of freshly brewed seattle's best coffee. all for just $3. build your better breakfast today. when you've lost interest in everything. when you've had one too many days feeling sad or anxious... aches and pains, fatigue.
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♪ ♪ with real fruit, more of the whole grains your body needs, and a good source of fiber. nutri-grain can help you eat better all day. "harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2" sets records. this morning daniel radcliffe tells us about his journey in his own words. >> now join me harry and confront your fate. >> part two is the only one i have felt like a member of the audience, almost like any other. it wasn't that i was moved because of nostalgia and my
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personal connection with the series and the filming of it. it was a sadness because i was being moved by the film. it's incredibly compelling. you want to know the truth of it all. >> harry potter. >> no characters were sacred. that's what made it so good. >> finish where we started. >> i couldn't see another way of the series ending but of course that's why i don't write it. she does. she's so more imaginative than i am. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> i'm a what? >> i don't plan to look at the first film or the second film or the third, fourth, fifth or sixth or part one. i probably won't watch all the others until i have kids, then i can set them down and start the whole thing again with them. when originally my parents were approached and talked to about me playing the part and they
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thought it was going to be in l.a. and it was going to be for like six years, they said no this is far big a disruption to his life, i was unaware any of the conversations were happening. ultimately then the deal came back and changed to only signing on for two films and it would be filmed in england and at that point they said okay, well, he can audition. >> the source roar's stone. >> the what? >> oh, honestly, don't you two read? >> i don't regard myself as having grown up on camera. i regard myself as having grown up on sets and then at home. i still did all my embarrassing teenage moments behind closed doors thankfully. the world wasn't privy to them luckily. the bond between rupert and emma and myself is pretty unique, because nobody else in the world knows quite what it's like to go through all of this from a young age and go through mad, surreal,
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wonderful world for ten years, growing up on set together. i mean, rupert and i just laugh all the time together, and emma and i, we're quite good for each other. we have some kind of great debates on the set. she's a smart cookie so i have my work cut out for me. >> this has been my life. i think for all of us, because i don't know what life consists of without you, all of you and it's wonderful. i just want to say that i've loved every minute. >> i just wanted to say thank you to everybody but not just thank you because you know, in a very real sense i do love them, you know, in the way that you love a family and the way that you love people who have been there to support you every day for ten years. one of the french king louie, i'm not sure which, he turned and said why are you crying?
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did you imagine i was immortal and it's that same thing, it has to end sometime and we may as well celebrate it rather than getting too sad. ♪ i'm at the moment singing and dancing. it's an incredibly fun show and i get to work with incredibly fun people, i get to play and have fun every night. i've got a film coming out next year called "woman in black" which comes out january 20th over here. i'm excited to have people see it, an actual thriller. i think people are going to see a different side of me, i hope. i think people have an image of actors are anyone in the public eye when you meet them they're either going to be horrible or very intimidating and i don't think i'm any of those things. i think i'm just, i consider myself very, very boring and very, very normal. i guess that would probably be the thing that surprises people
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most is there's not much about me that's that surprising. >> something that surprises me about you, chris wragge, you're a wizard, chris wragge. >> a secret wizard. >> i was inspired by haar pi potter. >> you look at daniel radcliffe all the work he's done, now finally maybe he'll become famous. >> he is very famous, very wealthy as is the writer of harry potter. >> j.k. rowling, the box office. >> they found a formula that works and obviously nowadays hard to find something like that. >> i don't think you've seen the last one. we'll be right back. this is "the early show" here on cbs. j.k. get writing, would you? rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula smoothes wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. vo:...and so is the bacon... cheddar ranch tendercrisp at burger king. why wait if you don't have to. crispy bacon, rich cheddar cheese and creamy ranch dressing. not even the end of the world will make you put it down.
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it looks like gray sky outside. well, it's warm outside. temperatures in the 70s for most of the state. still, 68 in oakland and those temperatures will rise this afternoon. as we head to 94 degrees, we have a chance for a late day shower and thunderstorm. otherwise, tonight, muggy and 74, tonight, the temperatures continue to rise. we have a heat watch that goes into effect during the day tomorrow for all of the counties you see. that could be extended into the weekend. for a check of the roads,
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here's sharon gibala. we've picked up one accident in pikesville. otherwise, there's another accident in dundalk on brook shire road. fire activity continues in perry hall and silver springs road. meantime, a minor delay on 95 southbound from whitemarsh to the beltway. there's a look at the beltway. the topside is the slowest spot. we're not seeing it on this bel air road. if you've suffered a personal injury, call for more information. don, back to you. a man hunt is underway after a police officer was shot and wounded during a routine call in south west baltimore overnight. gigi has more. >> reporter: the officer is in stable condition here at shock trauma. he could be released later on today. just after 11:30 last night, a
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24-year-old police officer working the midnight shift received a call to the 1100 block of cooks lane for a reported domestic dispute. according to the police, the officer was interviewing people involved and he heard gunshots. the officer noticed he suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach area and his hip. it turned out to be a graze wound. i'm gigi barnett, nowing back -- now, back to you. a police officer is accused of selling heroin on the job. he's facing charges of distributing heroin across the city. he was fired in 2002 for falling asleep on the job. he received back pay and sued back then. a baltimore company will provide the wood to build the new board walk at ocean city.
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the cost is $600,000. stay with us, maryland's news station. up next, atlantis' crew, one day before they land. ,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "the early show," we're half way there in the week. i'm rebecca jarvis along with chris wragge. erica hill is off this morning. you may have noticed in some stores lately especially if you have older kids that the back to school shopping season is already here, it's arrived early this morning. >> as they say in some stores -- ♪ it's the most wonderful time
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of the year ♪ the only shopping season that beats back to school is christmas. there are so many bargains around in the middle of july. >> some people like to shop and go to eat or eat and then shop. a new list of things you probably shouldn't order when you eat out. the center for science and the public interest calls them extreme dishes, one in particular is like eating four fast food cheeseburgers all at once. we'll see what discriminating diners have to say about the list. first the shuttle "atlantis" left the international space station for the last time tuesday, now heading home as the 30 year long u.s. shuttle program comes to a bittersweet end. joining us from space this morning is the crew of "atlantis," commander chris ferguson, doug hurry and sandy mag news and rex walheim. good morning to all of you. this is a treat for us. >> good morning to you, cbs,
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it's always a treat for us to share a little piece of the excitement of space flight with you. >> commander ferguson, let me ask you this historic final mission home, how bittersweet to know you're coming home on the shuttle for the final time? >> we have had just an event filled and packed mission and you know we had told everybody all along we were not going to fully appreciate the significance of the event until the wheels had stopped. yesterday in the mid deck i was talking to sandy about you know what? i really feel like it's coming near the end and i can almost sense that final wheel stop call and it's going to be tough. it's going to be an emotional moment for a lot of people who have dedicated their lives to 30 years. we're going to try to keep it upbeat, light and the celebration of the tremendous crowning achievements that have occurred over the last 30 years,
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the satellite deployments from the shuttle and the construction of the international space station. >> the future of the space program right now, everyone knows the shuttle program is coming to an end after 30 years, no vehicle that is ready to go right now, where is the future of the space program for the united states at this point? >> well, the future is bright. we're in a kind of transition period is a little bit uncomfortable as usual but we're going to be handing over the access to low earth orbit, getting the station to commercial providers to build rockets getting us to and from the space station, getting nasa to go to places we haven't been for a long time or ever, to the moon or mars. it will be hard but we'll get there and we'll be going farther and farther and going to new places real soon. >> sandy, if i could pose this last question to you, what is your message to the thousands of people over the years that have been such an instrumental part of the shuttle program as you
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now say good-bye to this program after 30 years? >> well you know really the heart and soul of the space program is the people that work in the space program. it's a group of people unlike any other in the field i guess, because everyone's so passionate and so dedicated, they work so hard, they take it to heart and it's true of all of the people i've met in the united states who work in various aspects of the space program and also true of the people i've met in other countries who work with the international space station. a huge number of people who dedicate their lives to it and it's because of these people that the shuttle program was so successful for the last 30 years and we were able to do the amazing things we were able to do and because of these people that the international space station has been so successful and will continue to be successful, and the same group of people will carry forward the momentum and eventually get us out of low earth orbit to the other destinations rex was talking about earlier. >> sandy, one final question has
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anyone been giving you a hard time, the crew, e-mails or messages from mission control about your space hair, what zero gravity has done to your hair? >> usually for events like this i like to leave it out because we are indeed in zero krgravity. these guys give me trouble about the medusa like effect of it. >> it's an interesting like effect for sure. we wish you the best and thank you so much for taking the time in talking with us. this has been a treat for all of us, we're proud of you and wish you safe to planet earth. thanks so much. >> thank you so much. >> all right, as the space shuttle goals out of business, private companies are looking for opportunities to fill that gap and erica hill visited one company that's now at the forefront of a new space race. >> we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other thing, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
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>> that's one small step for man -- >> reporter: for more than half a century nasa has been pushing the boundaries but today all that changes. >> we can't just keep on doing the same old things we've been doing and thinking that somehow is going to get us to where we want to go. >> reporter: nasa's focus shifts to deep space exploration leaving the job of ferrying astronauts to and from the international space station to private companies, a first. >> this is something that's going to happen. it's a matter of who does it and how long it takes. >> reporter: one of the lead contenders in the space, spaxx, a company founded less than a decade ago by paypal creator ilan muft. last december it became the first commercial company ever to launch, fly and recover a spacecraft from earth's orbit, but that craft was unmanned. former nasa astronaut garrett reisman now works for spacex. how quickly does spacex plan to
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be able to bring astronauts to and from the international space station? >> according to schedule we intend to have the first test flights with people inside dragon in three years. >> reporter: one of the company's main goals is to keep costs low, a single seat on the soyuz could cost the u.s. as much as $60 million. spacex plans to sell a seat in the dragon capsule for just $20 million. >> the reason is that we're employing current technology, we have also a very simple design that is both robust which makes it more safe and more cost effective. >> reporter: still the idea of making space travel profitable can be a tough sell. >> if there's a criticism from the old timers, it comes down if you're a profit making organization, could that compromise safety in the long-term?
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>> reporter: reisman maintains it is for safety and reliability and for him a chance to keep astronauts flying. >> i saw an opportunity to make a real difference and to make a contribution to a whole new era of space flight, and it was very, very attractive to be a part of that. >> reporter: erica hill, cbs news, kennedy space center. >> and spacex says it's also able to keep costs low by keeping their design simple. >> don't want it too simple when it comes to space travel, when you're forking over the money to take the trip. we'll see what happens. betty nguyen at the news desk with another check of today's headlines. hi betty once again. >> good morning to you. american airlines announced plans this morning to make a record purchase of new planes. the company will buy at least 460 new aircraft over the next five years. 260 will be made by airbus, 200 by boeing. the company has an option to buy an additional 465 planes. the overall cost estimated to be
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around $85 billion and american also plans to make its regional carrier american eagle an independent company. goran hadzic the last war crime fugitive from the balkan wars is under arrest this morning, captured in northern serbia after eight years on the run. 14 people are in custody this morning after fbi raids rounded up alleged cyber hackers. members of the group that calls itself anonymous are charged with cyber attacks on paypal, visa an mastercard, internet attacks that overwhelmed and shut down the websites. the group said the attacks were in retaliation for the companies cutting off online donations to wikileaks after the website published thousands of secret diplomatic reports. in montreal, canada, a car parked over a manhole, whoops, was sent flying high into the air of a geyser of water from flash floods. the force of the water pushed the car almost vertical and of course damaged the back end.
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no one was injured. that's one way to cool off, not exactly ideal. here's marysol with another look at the weather. >> good morning, betty and everyone at home. we show you the national picture aside from the heat there are a few areas of interest. we look at monsoonal rain in the desert southwest, they actually need it and heavy doub pours in portions of the southeast that happens in the afternoon hours. severe weather is focused around the great lakes and starts to move eastward again over the overnight hours but we talk about the heat, it is covering three-quarters of the nation so by tomorrow, that amoeba of heat works toward the eastern seaboard so 31 states are expected to have a heat advisory watch or warning, even though temperatures are in the 90s, it's going to feel like triple digits when you factor in the humidity. area not so hot the pacific northwest is cool, boise with 90 yesterday, 81 today. the winds light, 10 to 20 miles per hour
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to rebecca. >> i have a question for you and your two sons. are you getting them ready for your sons? >> yes, and they get hand me downs, school bags, lunch boxes, all of it. >> it's good but not so good for the retailers. new school year may be weeks away for kids but the retailers are getting started. major store chains are promoting back-to-school bargains earlier than usual. as priya david clemens reports. >> reporter: it's only half way
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through summer. >> cryians and glue sticks and colored pencils. >> reporter: but walk into any store and looks like school is right around the corner. >> backpack without wheels, lunch box, a folder. >> reporter: joanna pound has a long list of back to school items. she's shopping the sales and stocking up. >> i literally came in here on a mission, got to go before the 40 cent glue sticks are gone. >> reporter: you may be thinking to yourself, seriously, back to school shopping in july? retailers have done their homework, they know if they put it on sale, you'll buy. >> i know this may be madness to somebody but i have to be prepared. >> reporter: in these tough economic times the trend is catching on with cash strapped parents and teachers like trinidad hernandez, she's saving big on classroom supplies. >> 20 cent notebooks when school starts they're $1.50. >> adds up. >> wish i could fill my cart
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with all the stuff they need. five different color notebooks, 30 of each. >> reporter: spends about $6,000 out of her own pocket on items her students can't afford. >> so i can't wait until the end of september for my purchases. >> the monkey one. >> do you want this honey? >> yes. >> reporter: retailers are trying to bulk up their bottom line during traditionally slow summer months, getting the word out early online and on tv. >> four gigs just $5.99. >> will wonders never cease? >> i'm always up for a good barga bargain, never too early to shop for anything. >> reporter: retail experts don't believe consumer also skimp on back-to-school elmers. >> 12 elmer's glue kits. >> reporter: they are watching looking for the best bargains. >> yikes. >> reporter: i know are you exhausted reading this? >> yes. >> reporter: the back-to-school season is the second biggest shopping period of the year, so stores and customers are playing it smart. >> would would! >> reporter: priya david
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clemens, cbs news, los angeles. >> and now here's chris. rebecca, thanks so much. the next steery will either make you hungry or turn your stomach. an organization often called the food police says in a new report some of america's most popular restaurants offer some of the most fat ning dishes you will ever, ever see on a menu. michelle miller has this report. >> reporter: americans who love fatty foods and supersizes have some new contenders for gut busting meals of the year. the center for science and the public interest announce their winners or maybe losers of the extreme eating awards, some of the unhealthiest food around. >> these extreme dishes are more prevalent. it's not that the worst are worse than they used to be, there are more at this extreme level. >> reporter: like farmhouse burger and fries, a cheeseburger with pork belly, mayo and a fried egg only 1,530 calories and 36 grams of fat, like eating four mcdonald's quarter pounders
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with cheese in one sitting. how about this? >> absolutely. yes. i want the egg on top, no, but i'll eat efrverything else. denny's deep fried cheese melt, mozzarella sticks or apple bee's stuffed meatballs with fettuni, and don't forget dessert, for 1,540 calories you can dig into the cheese bake factory's red very well set cheesecake, the coldstone creamery's pb&c shake outdoes them all, more than 2,000 calories and three and a half days' worth of saturated fat >> like drinking two pureed 16 ounce t-bone steaks plus a buttered baked potatoes. >> reporter: 2,000 calories. >> you can't eat no more.
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>> reporter: more americans are obese today than ever before. according to the cdc in 2010 more than a quarter of the adults in 36 states were obese. in 2000 not a single state hit that mark. but is information power? fast food chains will have to post calorie counts on their menus, not everyone is convinced that will alter people's choices. >> i don't really count calories. >> reporter: you don't? >> no, i just eat. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> like michelle just mentioned, not every state does it yet but the fact restaurants that do post calories lix starbucks, it is the single biggest deterrent. >> you do stop and think twice? >> all the time, certain things i've had in the past i won't go back to anymore. >> i think it's a surprise. you see it and think wow, i had no idea this scone was 500 calories. >> that's it, i used to love the pound cake at starbucks, 540 calories. >> you've thought a lot about
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that pound cake. >> i loved that pound cake. coming up a look at healthier choice, fish, the praise is streaming in for a new york town named the best fishing spot in america, how it reeled in the big prize, this is "the early show" here on cbs, we'll be right back.,,
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this week a small town you probably never heard of received a big honor officially named the ultimate fishing town usa. after the world fishing network held an online vote, before jeff glor went to london he tested the waters in that little town. >> reporter: i'm happy to do this. thanks to the beautiful waters and plentiful stock of fish and maybe most importantly its
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dedicated citizens. two mourz north of new york city, the rush of city streets has long since drowned out. replaced by the rush of these rivers. roscoe, new york, catskill country, trout fishing favorite, and now officially -- >> there he is. these are our little jewels. >> reporter: -- ultimate fishing town, usa. >> we just feel like it was christmas, your birthday, new year's, graduation, everything that you ever felt was wonderful, all put into one momentous moment for us. >> reporter: roscoe may be beautiful but it's not big, population 600, which means going into a competition with the most online votes marked the winner, roscoe was a decided underdog, up against 300 other locations, including many much bigger, denver, san diego, and key west included. so what makes the fishing here so great? >> it's better here because there are bigger streams.
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>> i like this area because it's fast, tumbling water. >> easy wading and good quality fishing. >> reporter: in the end roscoe won with 267,000. >> it's amazing as a little community to come together and make it happen. it's quite an achievement. >> reporter: this was a last-minute victory, too, an unexpected victory. >> unexpected. it was huge. >> reporter: phil eggelton and rob buck are roscoe locals who share two things their whole lives, friendship and trout fishing. >> we fished here forever. what a great place. >> reporter: a great place, but one that like many small towns across the country has struggled. this award has been a rally and may turn things around. >> it's wonderful to see people pull things around, people that didn't get along suddenly got along and i've not heard one
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negative word. i'm sorry. >> reporter: detty clark runs the oldest fly fishing shop in the country. do you hope it changes? >> i don't like it to change but like people to be able to have comfort. fishing helps. it brings people in the town, and every little bit is good. >> gorgeous fish. >> reporter: roscoe, new york, hoping to reel in new fans, the ones already here, it's hard to see them going anywhere. >> for as long as i'm alive, i'm going to keep coming back to this stream. >> reporter: just great people in roscoe and i would have brought you some fish but first of all i'm in london and second of all i didn't catch any. >> but you did try. >> you look like a natural in the water there, beautiful little town, too. >> reporter: just a gorgeous, gorgeous town, get up there if you can. i'm blaming the equipment by the way.
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>> like i said you looked like a natural. good job, jeff. >> nice waders. >> when jeff gets back from london he'll be featured,,,,,,,,
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temperatures are in the 70s. it's going to climb up. we're going into the 90s humidity is remaining high. we add highier temperatures to that. by tomorrow, up to 98 degrees. possibly, 100 on friday and saturday and still hanging in the 90s into next week. when you factor in the humidity, the heat index is in
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the low 100s. a police officer was grazed by a bullet and gigi barnett stays on the story. >> reporter: the officer is in stable condition. he could be released later on today. just after 11:30 last night, a 24-year-old police officer working the midnight shift received a call to the 1100 block of cooks lane for a reported domestic dispute. according to the police, the officer was interviewing people involved when he heard a series of gunshots officer turned and noticed he suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach. it was a graze wound. he's a five year veteran of the force. back to you now. another officer is accused of selling heroin on the job. the 41-year-old is facing charges of distributing heroin across the city after being shipped in from africa. he was in the news once before.
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soon, he was reenstated and he received $75,000 in back pay. a north baltimore teen faces murder charges in the attempted murders a two police officers. he's charged as an adult. one of the wounded is still in serious condition and the detectives are looking for a second person believed involved in the shooting. a washington county man is pleading guilty to sexually exploiting minors. he has made videos of young children ranging from a 3-year- old boy to an 11-year-old girl. mayor stephanie rawlings- blake unveils a tax break she hopes will get her re-elected. this comes in response to plans from her challengers to cut the tax rate in half.
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congratulations go out to ryan ripkin. he's playing in the armour all american baseball game. his dad helped out at the cool. he had a great ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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